Multi-million dollar technology grant awarded to two Idaho universities
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The University of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University will split a $5 million grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation to help each school create a learning center dedicated to researching the most effective methods for teachers to incorporate technology in their lesson plans.
"For us to think that we're going to be really on top of what students need in junior highs and high schools when they start with technology at age 2 and 3, we really need to understand that in a deep way," Cori Mantle-Bromley, the U of I College of Education Dean said.
The U of I will receive more than $3 million over three years. The university is beginning to gather research teams for an endeavor Dean Mantle-Bromley hopes will spark a desire in students to enter a growing field. "We would love to be graduating more students from high schools who have an intense interest in computers and technology and how they work," Mantle-Bromley said.
The new learning center at the Moscow campus is scheduled to open next summer.